Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Lets just bypass the whole game and go right to the last 5:07 left...meaning, the last 7 seconds in the 4th quarter and 5 minutes in OVERTIME. Lets forget about OKC blowing a 15 point lead with 4:49 left in the game. Lets forget about James Harden fouling out in the 4th quarter. How about this....the Oklahoma City Thunder is a pretty young team, we get that. But, as an athlete and a ball player...when you (KD) get the ball with the game tied before the end of regulation, you might not wanna hoist a 35 foot shot. Oh and that got blocked. As the coach (Scott Brooks), I would call a play where either Westbrook catches at the top of the key, with a ball screen and get to the rim and have shooters ready to catch and shoot in case he doesn't get to the rack. Or, throw the ball into Westbrook..which he did, dribble hand off to KD, create the mismatch, one or two dribble pull up at the free throw line and hope he gets bumped and fouled. Anything but a play drawn up 40 feet away from the basket. Now, I give the Mavs credit for fighting back and going on a 16-4 run to end regulation. Dirk, once again was amazing...for the second time this series he scored 40. Jason Kidd was the veteran guard that he is supposed to be, hitting a 3 in OT which put the Mavs up for good. I think OKC can win game 5 in Dallas...it wont be easy, but I believe they can force a game 6 back in OKC where they will eventually lose (sorry Thunder fans). The Thunder are just a young team going through growing pains at the wrong time of the year. Thats no good for any team, but especially a young one...also, 25 turnovers wont win you a game either. Besides blowing the lead, and turning the ball over...OKC played a well rounded game. They won the boards, fast break points, assists...they just couldn't close out the game. Its not how you start, but how you FINISH!!!

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